Oral Hygiene

The most common cause of tooth loss in adults is due to gum disease. Gum disease can be prevented by following good oral hygiene techniques!

Good oral hygiene is necessary throughout your life. Inadequate oral health may lead to tooth loss and has even been connected with heart disease, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Teeth are required to last a lifetime. Preventive Dentistry aims to reduce the need for dental treatments during your lifetime and can help you maintain healthier teeth and gums. Within our dental practice we place strong emphasis on preventive education.

The learning of good oral hygiene techniques can never begin too early or too late in life!

The following preventive dentistry steps are essential for helping you maintain a healthier smile:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss in between your teeth once a day
  • Visit Dr Roman Lohyn at Optimal Dental every six months for a routine examination and clean
  • Use a soft, rounded bristle toothbrush
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months
  • Purchase a new toothbrush after an illness
  • Use toothpaste with added fluoride
  • Attend Periodontal check-ups and oral cancer screenings
  • Avoid tobacco products and excessive alcohol consumption

Speak with Dr Roman Lohyn at your next visit to Optimal Dental, located in the Melbourne CBD, regarding your oral hygiene situation and further steps you can take to achieve a great smile! Everyone can benefit from preventive dentistry measures and we look forward to caring for your oral health!

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